Seven have been added to the cast of A Midsummer’s Nightmare, and the additions include actors from Haven, Starcrossed, and American Odyssey. Five of the additions are Ellie Gall, Jake Robinson, from American Odyssey, Eric Balfour, from Haven, Chelsea Gilligan, from Starcrossed, and Paul Walter Hauser, from Kingdom. The other two actors joining the cast are Daisy Head and Casey Dedrick. Headli Head was last seen on Guilt. The seven join Dominic Monaghan on the Lifetime series, which is a modern day telling of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
Deadline shared details about the plot of the series:
Told from the perspective of Elena (Head), a young woman reluctantly drawn into a summer getaway-turned-nightmare, A Midsummer’s Nightmare introduces four young lovers — Elena, Liam (Deidrick), Hannah (Ellie Gall) and Daniel (Jake Robinson) — who steal off into the woods in pursuit of their romantic desires, but their plans are quickly thwarted when terrifying forces in the deep woods target the stranded group, using their own fantasies and darkest secrets against them.
Deadline also shared details about five of the new roles:
Gall will play Hannah Becker, a popular social butterfly who has just run away from her rich fiancé, Daniel, to be with Liam, the working class man she truly loves.
Robinson plays Daniel Brooks, a wealthy yet stubborn attorney who is furious and heartbroken when he learns his fiancé Hannah has run off with his best friend Liam to the Dreamland Retreat. Along with his brother Royce and his friend Elena, Daniel follows Hannah and Liam to try to win her back.
Balfour is Mark, a surfer staying at the Dreamland Retreat with his wife, Joselin, who begins to get more suspicious than concerned when strange things start happening to people.
Gilligan plays Josselin, a down-to-earth and good-natured photographer with her own agenda staying at the Dreamland Retreat with her husband, Mark.
Hauser is Nick Bottoms, the handyman at the Dreamland Retreat compound who has an odd philosophical outlook on life.
The pilot is being directed Gary Fleder, who is being Zoo and Kingdom. Will you check out A Midsummer’s Nightmare if it makes it out of pilot stage? Tell us what you think.